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Keep Covington Beautiful: Bogue Falaya River Sweep

September 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

KEEP COVINGTON BEAUTIFUL is sponsoring its annual BOGUE FALAYA RIVER SWEEP, a litter cleanup on the Bogue Falaya River, on Saturday, September 24. KCB invites volunteers to bring their canoes & kayaks to the Bogue Falaya Park Boat Launch at 9:00 a.m. Paddlers will collect litter from the river between the Hwy 190 Bridge & the 4th Avenue, Menetre Boat Launch. All trash collected will be unloaded, sorted and categorized at Bogue Falaya Park.

 

KCB will provide trash bags, gloves & litter grabbers. Please bring your own drinking water. A limited number of canoes & kayaks can be reserved by texting Canoe & Trail at 504-233-0686 to be picked up & returned at The Chimes. Please sign up by September 16 at info@keepcovingtonbeautiful.org. Personal flotation devices are required for all paddlers.

 

All paddlers & volunteers will be required to sign a waiver before participating in the event. Signature of parent or guardian is required for youth under the age of 18, or if part of a group, by the organization’s authorized adult sponsor. The waiver form will be available at www.keepcovingtonbeautiful.org and at the event.

 

Volunteers are needed to help at the park & at The Chimes with signing in the paddlers & at the park with the refreshments, unloading & categorizing the trash collected. Snacks and water will be available for volunteers and paddlers following the clean-up. Prizes will be given for the most litter, the largest item and the most unusual item collected on the river.

 

KCB is pleased that the event will be co-sponsored by Xylem, through their corporate responsibility program, Xylem Watermark, again this year. Xylem is a leading global water technology provider headquartered in Washington D.C., doing business in more than 150 countries, with a local office in Northpark. Xylem is committed to finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. As much as eighty percent of all litter and debris in our oceans, rivers and lakes originates on land, carried there by wind and storm water run-off. The rivers that define the city of Covington are essential to its unique character. Join us to help keep our portion of this scenic river clean!

 

To become a KCB member or volunteer to get involved with KCB’s projects, visit our website, www.keepcovingtonbeautiful.org. KCB’s projects include the Blue Swamp Creek Nature Trail, planting the downtown street-side planters, an Arbor Day celebration, educational seminars, litter prevention and recycling activities. Follow us on Facebook. Contact us at info@keepcovingtonbeautiful.org.

 

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Date:
September 24
Time:
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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